Five Questions with… staff member Shanon Walsh
Position: Training Supervisor
1) Favorite color, food and TV show
My favorite colors are pink and red. I love to eat anything Italian, but creamy pesto sauce is my favorite! I am a reality show junkie… I haven’t missed a season of Survivor or Celebrity Apprentice.
2) How many years have you been at Guiding Eyes?
I started at Guiding Eyes in December 1998 and became an apprentice in December 1999. Wow…just realized that this December will be 15 years – amazing!
3) How did you become interested in the guide dog field?
Throughout my life I have worked with dogs and people. I spent my college years working at dog kennels and volunteering at shelters. After college I pursued my masters in education. During that time I realized I needed dogs in my career – not just people. Lucky for me I found Guiding Eyes – a job that allowed me to train dogs and work with people. The rest is history.
4) What’s the best part of working at Guiding Eyes?
There is no best part; it is all great! I am so very fortunate to be part of an organization that does so much for others.
5) Favorite quote?
“The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances, and Changes You must make a Choice to take a Chance or your life will never Change.” – unknown
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss